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UTEC Puts Upgraded AUV on Try-Outs Offshore Australia

Feb 20, 2024

UTEC, a geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics division, has conducted trials on its upgraded Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), off Fremantle in Western Australia.The AUV has recently undergone significant upgrades and the…

Nauticus Robotics Streamlines Business Ops

Jan 10, 2024

Nauticus Robotics, a U.S. developer of autonomous vehicles and robots for data collection and intervention services for offshore industries, has secured fresh funding for its operations and appointed new executive management team.The new investment…

Seatools Completes FAT for DEME's Fall Pipe ROV

Dec 05, 2023

Seatools completed Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for a Fall Pipe ROV developed for DEME, to be deployed on DEME's upcoming subsea rock installation vessel Yellowstone, scheduled to join the fleet in the first half of 2024.The new Fall Pipe ROV introduces several unique features…

Fugro Gains Full Ownership of SEA-KIT International

Nov 28, 2023

Fugro announced it has reached a binding agreement for the acquisition of the remaining shares in SEA-KIT International, a long-standing partner in the development of uncrewed surface vessels (USV) for low carbon emission maritime operations and research…

Kraken Robotics Secures Order for AquaPix MINSAS System for HII's REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV

Nov 02, 2023

Canadian marine robotics specialist Kraken Robotics has received an initial order for its AquaPix Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) System for HII’s new REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV. 'Synthetic Aperture Sonar is quickly becoming the…

Ocean Power Technologies Secures $1.6M Order for WAM-V 16 USVs

Oct 24, 2023

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. said Tuesday it had received an additional volume order from Sulmara, an offshore services firm, of WAM-V 16 uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) 'making this the largest single order of WAM-Vs to date.''The order…

Maxwell Marine's Anchoring Solutions for Ørsted-bound Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Oct 12, 2023

Anchoring solutions specialist Maxwell Marine has won a contract  to design and supply a technical anchoring system for the first uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) which will be used for offshore met-ocean measurement campaigns in the offshore wind farm industry…

Royal IHC Secures Launch Customer for Its New Surface Fed Amphibious Hi-Traq Jetter

Oct 10, 2023

Royal IHC announced it has secured a contract to supply U.S.-based Caldwell Marine International (CMI), with a newbuild Amphibious Hi-Traq Jetter.This subsea tracked trenching vehicle is the first of its type to be owned and operated by a specialist U…

Unmanned Surface Vessel Set to Transform Subsea IMR & Offshore Survey Work

Oct 10, 2023

Subsea services company DeepOcean and the Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP have agreed to 'pioneer' the use of an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) and survey work.The first USV is planned to be ready for offshore operations from 2025…

Argeo Elevates its Game with Argeo Searcher Vessel Upgrade

Oct 09, 2023

Oslo-listed offshore service company Argeo said Friday it would upgrade its subsea vessel, Argeo Searcher, to expand its capabilities for the oil and gas subsea market and marine minerals seabed exploration.'The vessel upgrade will be carried out at Fjellstrand…

Forum Energy Technologies Launches Tooling Rental Service for ROVs

Sep 12, 2023

ROV-specialist Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has launched a new tooling rental offering for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in response to the changing demands of the subsea sector.'With increasing ROV asset investment across hydrocarbon and offshore renewable energy…

Nauticus Robotics Teams Up with MMA Offshore to Deploy Aquanauts in Asia Pacific

Sep 11, 2023

Nauticus Robotics, a developer of autonomous robots using artificial intelligence for data collection and intervention services for the ocean economies has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian offshore support vessel firm MMA Offshore…

Cellula Robotics Starts Trials for Its XLUUV

Aug 30, 2023

Canadian marine technology company Cellula Robotics announced it has commenced sea trials of its Solus-XR extra large unmanned underwater vehicles (XLUUV), signifying a key step in the company's development of its long range hydrogen fuel cell powered autonomous underwater systems…

Autonomous Vehicles Used for O&M at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 24, 2023

A recent pilot project has verified the application of autonomous surface and subsea platforms for operations and maintenance (O&M) at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, located in the German North Sea.The July 2023 project was commissioned…

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